Keoni Mahelona and Peter-Lucas Jones on Indigenous Data Sovereignty

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Keoni Mahelona and Peter-Lucas Jones on Indigenous Data Sovereignty

March 3 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm EST

Peter-Lucas Jones of Te Aupouri, Ngai Takoto, Te Rarawa, and Ngāti Kahu descent, is the General Manager of Te Hiku Media. Keoni Mahelona is currently building Te Reo Māori speech recognition tools including text to speech, speech to text, and measuring pronunciation. Mahelona’s main roles are project management and web development, primarily for and They also built the indigenous media platform which serves as a digital Marae for Te Hiku Media and the five Iwi of Muriwhenua. Their key contribution is the Kaitiakitanga License which serves to guard Indigenous data and IP from misuse while aiming to create opportunities for the advancement of Indigenous peoples.
This event is part of the 2nd Season of the Feminist and Accessible Publishing and Communications Technologies Speaker and Workshop Series (, organized by Dr. Alex Ketchum.
This event is co-hosted by the Initiative for Indigenous Futures (IFF) (

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